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Custodial death of robbery accused: Seven policemen suspended

Press Trust of India  |  Sangli (Maha) 

Seven police personnel have been suspended in connection with the custodial death of a 26 -year-old robbery-accused here, the police said today.

When asked whether seven Sangli police personnel have been suspended in connection with the case, Special Inspector General of Police of Kolhapur Range, Vishwas Nangare Patil in a text message, replied, "Yes".

Aniket Kothale, who was arrested by Sangli City Police on November 6, along with another man in a robbery case, died in police custody.

The police had allegedly tried to burn his body twice to destroy evidence. Six people, including five personnel of Sangli city police station, were arrested in this regard.

As per reports, Kothale and another accused were allegedly taken from the lock-up to the detection branch room, where one of them was hung upside down from a ceiling fan with his head in a bucket of water.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the DGP seeking a detailed report within four weeks in connection with the custodial death. Meanwhile, the CID has started investigations in the case.

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 13:22 IST